Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, popularly known as Shola Allyson or Sola Allyson, is a Nigerian soul, folk, and gospel singer and songwriter. She came into limelight with the hit album Eji Owuro, which was the soundtrack album for a film of the same title.
With the feat of releasing her 10th album entitled, Imisi, inspirational singer and songwriter, Sola Allyson recently staged an electrifying performance for a graceful journey.
Held at Marcellina’s Place, GRA, Ikeja, Allyson who burst into the music scene in 2003 with her hit album, Eji Owuro, spoke on her evolution.
With a total of 10 albums in 20 years to her credit, she said: “My 10th album is not really different from what I have been doing before. There is a way that I write my songs with a theme of hope, encouragement, worship of the Almighty, love, and all of that, it is just that things are getting better technically but the spirit is the spirit always.
“What keeps me inspired is purpose. I get inspired all the time because I am always ready to receive. I play but I don’t trifle away with my time. I am very intentional about the things that I do and I am conscious that inspiration can come to me at any point and I am always ready to receive it. Some songs I wrote in my album are songs I have received long before.”
On her new release, Imisi, she said, “Imisi was released on July 7. It has eight tracks which are talking about the worship of God, being open to the direction of the spirit of God, and giving thanks to God among others. I am deliberate in how I express myself.”